Maruska Ronchi is an Italian dancer, choreographer and performer. Her main languages are butoh and contemporary dance. For many years she worked with Italian and French theatre companies, and contemporary dance companies and different choreographers (Tino Sehgal, Benoit Lahambre), turning around Europe, Russia, Canada and Japan. In the mainwhile she create her own choreographic works in collaboration with other artists, dancers, and musicians. Always researching new way to developpe the creative process. She had many different experience of dance, somatic practice, mixing art with video, music, street performances, collaborating with many artist. Lastly she devote hereself deeply to butoh dance, a Japanese avant-gard contemporary dance, finding in this artistic practice a new inspiration and new way to understand dance process, like an alchemical process, creating her own butoh performances, in solo and in collaboration with other artists. She has been invited like artist, dancing in many different places and festivals in different countries in Europe, Canada and Japan.
Graduated in Contemporary Dance at CIMD (International Center of Movement and Dance) in Milan directed byFranca Ferrari. She met butoh dance with Atsushi Takenouchi in 2009. Then she continue deepening into Butoh throught the meeting with many butoh dancers, master and choreographer as Yoshito Ohno,Yumiko Yoshioka, Carlotta Ikeda, Natsu Nakajima, Ima Tenko, Imre Thormann, Masaki Iwana, Minako Seki, Sankai Yuku, Yukio Mikami (Torifune Butoh Sha), Yuri Nagaoka & Seisaku, and others.
She is now touring in Europe, South America and Japan happly sharing her own dance and workshop.